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    Well, I did it (ordering a 645D)

    Hello all,

    I have just ordered a Pentax 645D from Japan to use in conjunction with my collection of Pentax 67 lenses. I have also ordered the new 55mm f2.8 to go with it.

    This will be my first medium format digital camera, so I am suitably excited and eager to see what it produces for me.

    Clearly, given the release dates and shipping, I won't have it for a little while yet. But when I do, I'd be happy to post images here for you all to see. I'd also be happy to carry out some basic tests (if someone advises me how to do so!). Just let me know what you'd like to see, and I'll do my best to oblige.

    Wish me luck!

    Ed

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    Re: Well, I did it (ordering a 645D)

    Wooohoooo lucky you.
    Are you in the US? Where did you order it from?
    I've been watching the camera and did manage to find one 645 lens (80-160) but haven't taken the plunge.

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    Re: Well, I did it (ordering a 645D)

    Ed love to help you out with tests if you need guidance.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Well, I did it (ordering a 645D)

    Terry - I ordered it from Dirk at http://www.japanexposures.com/
    He's been very helpful and communicative so far with the process!

    Guy - thanks - that would be much appreciated. What's the best way for us to do that?

    Best wishes,

    Ed

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    Re: Well, I did it (ordering a 645D)

    I forgot to say Terry - no, I am not in the US. I am based in a mixture of the UK and Australia.

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    Re: Well, I did it (ordering a 645D)

    Ed,
    Just want to confirm the camera has full English menus?

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    Re: Well, I did it (ordering a 645D)

    Hi Terry,

    This was one of my main concerns before ordering and Dirk assured me that it has. Naturally I'll be checking that quite eagerly when I receive it!

    Ed

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    Re: Well, I did it (ordering a 645D)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed HUrst View Post
    Terry - I ordered it from Dirk at http://www.japanexposures.com/
    He's been very helpful and communicative so far with the process!

    Guy - thanks - that would be much appreciated. What's the best way for us to do that?

    Best wishes,

    Ed
    Well if you where here in the states it would be easy we could meet up. But I can give you a outline to follow with some tips and you can also get me some raws to process as well. When you get it just let me know and we can work on it. I know everyone here would love to see results from it.

    BTW I will be in NY for almost two weeks in late July. Think I will also do a meet up with GetDPI folks. I did that one year and we had a lot of fun.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Well, I did it (ordering a 645D)

    Thanks Guy. When I get the camera and have got the hang of the basic functions, I will post another message here and contact you directly to discuss further.

    I'd be very happy to share results with the whole group and get everyone's views...

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    Re: Well, I did it (ordering a 645D)

    Awesome Ed we all will look forward to it. BTW congrats also. This should be a interesting system.
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    Re: Well, I did it (ordering a 645D)

    I'm sure Dirk will take care of you well on this.

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    Re: Well, I did it (ordering a 645D)

    Good move Ed. If I were still in the market for a dMF camera, then it would be almost impossible to not seriously consider the Pentax 645D based on price point and sensor specs alone. Even if you and the camera don't get along, you can probably sell it (fairly soon after release) without losing any money. I see it as almost a no-risk free trial since you already have lenses.

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    Re: Well, I did it (ordering a 645D)

    Which raw editors support the Pentax 645D?

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